MARCH 15, 2023 | EVERYTHING YOU THINK IS WRONG DAY | NATIONAL SBDC DAY | NATIONAL SHOE THE WORLD DAY | NATIONAL PEARS HELENE DAY | NATIONAL KANSAS DAY
EVERYTHING YOU THINK IS WRONG DAY
March 15th recognizes Everything You Think Is Wrong Day, a day where decision-making should be avoided, as your thoughts are (according to the founder of this holiday) wrong. It is also a day created for some people to realize that they are not always right. Read more…
NATIONAL SBDC DAY
During the third Wednesday in March, National Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Day recognizes the thousands of SBDCs across the country supporting entrepreneurs in the pursuit of small business ownership. Read more…
NATIONAL SHOE THE WORLD DAY
Each year, National Shoe The World Day on March 15th shines a light on the value of good footwear for millions of people around the world. Read more…
NATIONAL PEARS HELENE DAY
On March 15th, National Pears Hélène Day celebrates a food holiday about the delicious, smooth French dessert combining warm poached pears, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate sauce. Read more…
NATIONAL KANSAS DAY
On March 15th, National Kansas Day recognizes The Sunflower State. Magnificent herds of bison, elk, mule deer, and antelope roamed the vast open plains populated by Cherokee, Osage, Pawnee, and many other tribes. The region became a part of the United States with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Read more…
On Deck for March 16, 2023
National Spray Tanning Day – Third Thursday in March ***
Everything You Do Is Right Day
National Artichoke Hearts Day
National Curl Crush Day
National Freedom of Information Day
National Panda Day
National Farm Rescuer Day – Third Thursday in March
Absolutely Incredible Kid Day – Third Thursday in March
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total Prep: 10 minutes
Great for picnics, this apple salad will be a hit at BBQs and potlucks. Add it to fried fish filets and more!
5 medium apples
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup grapes
2 stalks of celery, diced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
Wash fruit. Core and cut apples into 1/2 pieces. Peeling is optional.
Cut grapes in half.
Add prepared fruit and celery to a medium bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice. Add nuts, cheese, and mayonnaise. Mix all ingredients well. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
March 15th Celebrated History
Jesse W. Reno of New York City patented an “endless conveyor or elevator” that operated as a ride at Coney Island. His patent no. 470,918 describes an escalator-type machine. The Otis Elevator Company would purchase Reno’s company after the turn of the century.
The first presidential press conference is held in the Oval Office. Just eleven days before, President Woodrow Wilson had been inaugurated and his secretary encouraged him to hold a meeting with the press. An appointment was made and more than 100 reporters fill Wilson’s office. While the location of the presidential press conference may be different, that meeting over 100 years ago kicked off a tradition that still continues today.
Over a weekend in Paris, more than 1,000 American Expeditionary Forces gathered to launch a patriotic veteran service organization. Today the American Legion is comprised of current and former members of the military. The organization makes many contributions in support of youth and veterans including creating the American Legion Baseball program, leadership programs, financial support to the Vietnam Memorial, scholarships, and much more.
The Chords record the first Doo-wop song “Sh-boom.”
March 15th Celebrated Birthdays
Andrew Jackson – 1767
The people elected the durable seventh U.S. president known as “Old Hickory” for being tough in battle to a two-term presidency.
Alice Cunningham Fletcher – 1838
As an anthropologist, Alice Cunningham Fletcher immersed herself in Native American cultures and pioneered ethnological study.
Emil von Behring – 1854
In 1901, the German physiologist received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for “for his work on serum therapy, especially its application against diphtheria…” It was the first Nobel Prize for medicine in the history of the award.
Liberty Hyde Bailey – 1858
In 1903, the American horticulturist and botanist co-founded the American Society for Horticultural Science. He was immensely dedicated to rural communities and their cooperative efforts. Many of his influences still exist today in the form of county extension services, 4-H Clubs, and rural services.
Madelyn Pugh – 1921
The American writer is best known for her work on television sitcoms like I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, and Life with Lucy.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg – 1933
In 1993, President Bill Clinton appointed Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court of the United States. She served 27 years, often seen as an advocate for women’s rights, until her death in 2020.
Sly Stone – 1944
The pioneer of funk was born Sylvester Stewart and led the band Sly and the Family Stone. Songs like “Dance to the Music” and “Everyday People” brought dancers to their feet.
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